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Johnson Controls named 2012 Chrysler Supplier of the Year for Diversity Supplier Development

PLYMOUTH, Mich., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive seating, interiors and electronics, has been honored by Chrysler Group LLC with its 2012 Supplier of the Year Award in the Diversity Supplier Development category. Top-performing suppliers were recognized during Chrysler's Annual Meeting and Supplier Awards Ceremony in Detroit.

Award recipients were determined based on an evaluation of their performance in 2011. This Chrylser rating system evaluates supplier performance in areas such as quality, delivery, cost, warranty and partnership, as well as input from Chrysler Group senior leadership.

"It's an honor to be recognized by the Chrysler Group as the Supplier of the Year in the Diversity Supplier Development category," said Jeff Williams, group vice president and general manager Customer Group Americas at Johnson Controls Automotive Experience. "We are committed to fostering a diverse supply base and working collaboratively to meet our customers' needs."

"Johnson Controls has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the area of supplier diversity," said Sig Huber, head of Supplier Relations and Mopar Purchasing at Chrysler Group. "Their corporate focus is demonstrated through executive engagement, a continuous improvement in their amount of purchases from minority companies and a commitment to mentoring the next generation of minority entrepreneurs."

About Johnson Controls:

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 162,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2012, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #5 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit

About Johnson Controls Automotive Experience:

Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels, and interior electronics. We support all major automakers in the differentiation of their vehicles through our products, technologies and advanced manufacturing capabilities. With 240 plants worldwide, we are where our customers need us to be. Consumers have enjoyed the comfort and style of our products, from single components to complete interiors. With our global capability we supply approximately 50 million cars per year.

    Mary Kay Dodero

SOURCE Johnson Controls

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